When: 2008-01-17

Collection location: Chez Viess-Rust, Oakland, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

container containing phalloides dessicata modified and mailed to Dr. Anne Pringle at Harvard.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:23 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Chez Viess-Rust, Oakland, CA’ to ‘Chez Viess-Rust, Oakland, California, USA’


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and an excellent illustration
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-03-23 17:59:49 CET (+0100)

too funny!

it actually made a perfect mailing tube…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-03-23 17:50:20 CET (+0100)

and of course the container name, being sent to Ann Pringle and all, was just too funny!

The backstory to the modification of the illustration being that once I put this deadly mushroom into a food container, I started worrying about starving grad students at the other end who might mistake it for food (yeah, I know, highly unlikely, but still). And so I turned that happy little Pringles guy into a Deaths Head! Don’t tell the Corporate folks, ‘kay? That’s gotta be a trademark violation! ;)

Could be useful …
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-03-23 17:43:14 CET (+0100)

… if you want to bring one back, and don’t want pieces breaking
off in your basket!

— Patrick

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-03-23 04:59:13 CET (+0100)

I am not sure how useful this observation is for MO; however, it is amusing…

found under pine in Marin County.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-03-23 01:26:37 CET (+0100)

Specimen collected by James Edmonds.